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Judith Lasater: Living by Our Highest Values

Published: May 8, 2018

Judith shares some personal stories to illustrate how she uses thoughts as tools to stay grounded in yoga and non-harming, and communicate with compassion, kindness and empathy.

 


Sarah Court: Physical Therapy and Yoga

Published: February 28, 2018

Sarah Court joins David Lipsius to discuss the conditions and injuries people often bring to yoga and how a teacher might respond. They take a deep dive into how clarity around a yoga teacher's scope of practice can help teachers, students, and the medical establishment have a healthier relationship with yoga.

 


Theo Wildcroft: Complexities of Defining a Scope of Practice

Published: February 28, 2018

Theo Wildcroft, yoga teacher and scholar, joins David Lipsius via Skype to discuss the specific challenges Yoga Alliance and other entities face when writing and enforcing a scope of practice. She also shares how her personal teaching journey has shaped her views on the yoga world today.

 


Unity in Yoga Podcast with RAINN

Published: January 18, 2018

We partnered with RAINN (The Rape Abuse Incest National Network) to help us shed light on the issue of sexual misconduct and provide resources for those who have been victimized. Listen to the first episode of our new podcast series called Unity in Yoga.

 


The Next Frontier in Yoga

Published: July 10, 2017

From Vedanta, Samkhya, and Tantra to modern postural yoga, the paths of yoga have always shifted, adapted, and evolved. What is the next frontier in yoga? Join Yoga Alliance staffer, Irene Waggener, and a number of voices from the community in considering Yoga Alliance’s mission statement as a compass for guiding yoga’s trajectory in the 21st century.

 


Yoga Nidra with Dr. Marc Halpern

Published: March 31, 2017

In July 2016, Dr. Marc Halpern presented the online workshop, "Yoga Nidra: Unlocking Your Full Potential." During this workshop, he received many questions. In this 30-minute podcast Q&A, Marc answers some of the most popular questions he received during his workshop. He talks about the difference between yoga nidra and meditation, how to bring yoga nidra into your daily practice, and much more.


Help America Get PHIT

Published: December 16, 2016

In this special podcast episode, Yoga Alliance staffer Irene Waggener explores the PHIT Act, a piece of legislation currently in Congress that aims to help make physical activities (including yoga) more affordable. She talks with several different yogis around the U.S. about how this legislation will affect the yoga community and how it benefits yoga practitioners.



Discussing Diversity in Yoga with Dianne Bondy

Published: August 3, 2016

Our own Irene Waggener, RYT 200, sat down with Dianne Bondy, E-RYT 500, to discuss strategies to make yoga more inclusive. After Dianne’s very successful workshop, Bridging the Divide: Diversity in Yoga, she was flooded with questions about how yoga teachers can get involved. During the podcast, she touches on some of the themes from those questions.


Talking Teacher Ethics with Hala Khouri

Published: June 6, 2016

Our Chief Ambassador Andrew Tanner, E-RYT 500, sat down to talk with Hala Khouri, E-RYT 500, about the nature of student-teacher relationships. Hala talks about the psychological components of these relationships, how trauma comes into play and the basic principles of how to establish clear boundaries with students.



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